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Kodak's patent lawsuit against Java

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Date: Sat, 8 May 2004 09:43:09 -0400
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This patent lawsuit is about to go to trial:

Kodak sues Sun over aspects of Java

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update Eastman Kodak has filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against
computer maker Sun Microsystems that focuses on technologies found in Sun's
Java programming language. 


The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New
York, alleges that many of Sun's Java-based products infringe on three
patents--numbers 5,206,951
<http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=
1&u=/netahtml/srchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1='5206951'.WKU.&OS=PN/5206951&RS=PN
/5206951> , 5,421,012
<http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=
1&u=/netahtml/srchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1='5421012'.WKU.&OS=PN/5421012&RS=PN
/5421012>  and 5,226,161
<http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=
1&u=/netahtml/srchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1='5,226,161'.WKU.&OS=PN/5,226,161&R
S=PN/5,226,161> --that were issued to Kodak in the mid-1990s and that deal
with object technologies underlying Java, a Kodak spokesman said. 


"We've attempted to resolve this with Sun for about three years, but the
discussions with Sun have not led to a suitable licensing agreement," Kodak
spokesman Anthony Sanzio said. 

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